Contract To Perform Repairs For U.S. Navy's SH-60 And EA-6B
By Eddy Metcalf
February 9, 2012 - Northrop Grumman Corporation has been
awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Supply Systems
Command (NAVSUP) to repair avionics equipment on the
SH-60 Seahawk helicopter and the EA-6B Prowler jet.
Under a five-year, fixed-price contract valued at nearly
$19 million with NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Northrop
Grumman will repair the ASN-150 and ASN-123 tactical
navigation/tactical data systems, including Doppler
Radar avionics equipment, on the SH-60 and EA-6B
aircraft. Northrop Grumman has been the sole provider of
depot-level repair services for the ASN-150 and ASN-123
since the products' inceptions in the 1980s.
"Northrop Grumman is proud of our longstanding support
of these products, which maintain key customer
capabilities," said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of
navigation and positioning systems for the company's
Navigation Systems Division.
Northrop Grumman offers customized support solutions for current and legacy military and commercial systems, including their related test equipment, overhaul and repair, field engineering services, inventory and spares management, and technology refresh. Repair activity for the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will occur at Northrop Grumman's facilities in Woodland Hills, Calif., and Salt Lake City.
Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.,
manufactures the SH-60 Seahawk helicopter, which can deploy
aboard cruisers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships, frigates
and other air-capable platforms to conduct antisubmarine
warfare, search and rescue, and cargo lift, among other
Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft
engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the
United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky
S-70 family. The most significant airframe modification is a
hinged tail to reduce its footprint aboard ships.
Manufactured by Northrop Grumman, the EA-6B Prowler is a
long-range, all-weather aircraft with advanced electronic
countermeasures capability, including the interruption of enemy
electronic activity and obtaining tactical electronic
intelligence within the combat area.
|The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft modified from the basic A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6B has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces from 1971 through the present, during which it has carried out numerous missions for jamming enemy radar systems, and in gathering radio intelligence on those and other enemy air defense systems.|
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